An independent business economist with an extensive professional career spanning Scotland’s oil and gas sector, financial services (in both London and Edinburgh) and the Scottish civil service.
The Economist in OFGEM’s Expert Panel for its Low Carbon Innovation Fund.
A Non-Executive Director of both The Wheatley Group (Scotland’s largest housing, regeneration and care provider) and Social Investment Scotland (a charity and social enterprise that provides loans to social enterprises across Scotland).
Previously Budget Advisor to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee and Local Government Committee.
Honorary Professor of Public Policy at the Adam Smith Business School at Glasgow University; Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; holds two degrees in economics from University of Strathclyde.